from Ocean Voices Blog

If you don’t try you can’t succeed

Youth nowadays is harder than most people would expect. To be fair not as hard as it was hundreds of years ago or even in the beginning of the 20th century. But exactly that is part of the problem. I mean who really knows what it’s like to grow up with all this rapid development […]

Numbers of the voyage – a little riddle (part 2)

Deutsche Version siehe unten Mirja Bardenhagen, Marine Resource Exploration – Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in Hanover, Germany Hello, it’s Wilma again. And as promised with the answers. But first I would like to thank everyone who helped me to create the puzzle. Because of course I couldn’t be there for every photo […]

Dive No. 379

Deutsche Version siehe unten Marcel Rothenbeck, AUV Team – GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany We have been at sea for 40 days now. As expected, all we see around the ship is water as far as the eye can see, and every now and then a group of red-footed boobies is flying […]

The International Seabed Authority

Deutsche Version siehe unten Carsten Rühlemann, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in Hannover, Germany I am working in the Marine Resource Exploration department at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, BGR), Germany’s geological survey in Hannover. In 2004, the federal government led by the Social Democratic […]

from Game Blog

20th anniversary of GAME

Last Friday, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the GAME program. It was a day full of joy, words of gratitude, memories and positive intentions for the future.  But let’s start from the beginning. In the afternoon, German GAME alumni were invited to participate in a networking workshop. It provided the chance to get to […]

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Science is great again

This year a small group of passionate Doctorate Researchers (DRs) had a big role to fulfill, you may call us the DokTeam. After a long time living with Corona, a long time only knowing people from zoom meetings, a long time being at home alone, we had to make the PhD Great Again! We started […]

Pioneering nodule mining: Some words on GSR and on what we are doing

Deutsche Version siehe unten Francois Charlet, Global Sea Mineral Resources, Belgium The transition to clean energy technology, the growing population and urbanization are requiring specific metals such as nickel, cobalt, manganese, and copper. Polymetallic nodules contain these metals in a significant quantity. Intuitively, going to the deep seafloor for these metals could make a lot […]

Restoring the deep sea after mining – would it work?

Deutsche Version siehe unten Sabine Gollner, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research on Texel Many of earth’s ecosystems have undergone significant degradation in the past decades and protecting nature is the most effective tool to prevent further loss of biodiversity. On land and in shallow seas there is a growing recognization that we won’t be […]

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A take-over by Iranian colleagues./Ein Beitrag iranischer Kolleg:innen. ***German version below*** Tomorrow is Human Rights Day – an occasion to remind ourselves of the situation in Iran and that human rights are indeed fundamental rights but cannot be taken for granted.We have all heard about the protests in Iran by now. This revolution is not […]